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Craters Of The Moon Geothermal Walk - Taupo

Experience the magic of this geothermal landscape on a self-guided walk along the trail at Craters of the Moon.

Highlights

  • Enjoy a self guided walk through this stunning landscape
  • Watch the craters steaming with geothermal life
  • An easy walk along wooden boardwalks and fine gravel suitable for the whole family
  • Excellent views from the lookout

Take in the incredible sights of the bubbling mud pools and steaming craters as you walk through this other-worldly landscape.

Our well-maintained tracks are easy to follow and suitable for most people, the main walkway will take you on a 40-minute leisurely stroll through the valley and the optional 20-minute upper walkway will take you up the steps for fantastic views from the lookout.

Take your time, stop for photos and enjoy at your own pace.

Loop Track - Suitable for pushchairs. Wheelchairs are permitted but some areas of the path are more difficult to navigate than others. The path is mostly boardwalk but it is recommended that you have a person to assist in areas where there is a gravel path.

Upper Walkway - A moderate walk with multiple steps (totally worth it), not suitable for pushchairs or wheelchairs.

Adult $8.00
Child $4.00 (Aged 5 - 15 years)
Family $20.00 (2 Adults + up to 4 Children)

What's included

  • Admission into Craters of the Moon geothermal walking trail

Location

  • 171 Karapiti Road, Wairakei Park, Taupo 3377

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Notes

  • Opening Hours:

    10am - 4pm daily with last entry being 3pm.

    Ticket Conditions:

    10am and 1pm discounted tickets are time-specific.

    General Admission allows entry anytime between 10am and 3pm.

  • Children under 5 years old go FREE.

Available Bookings from October 20 to October 26

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  • Adult$4.00 Less than 6 at this price!
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  • Family$20.00

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  • Adult$8.00
  • Child$4.00
  • Family$20.00

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

4.5

21 reviews

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Ayako Takagi from New Zealand wrote on 20 May 2021

Easy walk

We really enjoyed it! It was only us to walk!

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From Craters Of The Moon Geothermal Walk - Taupo

Hope to see you again soon, thank you for visiting.

Kate Cottrell from New Zealand wrote on 05 October 2021

Other worldly

Fabulous experience. Really recommend going on a wet day...the valley is extra steamy and atmospheric! Great interpretation on the track, and really great facilties. Well done!

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From Craters Of The Moon Geothermal Walk - Taupo

Thanks Kate, so pleased you enjoyed your time with us and yes a wet day is a great time to visit!

Jane Martindale from New Zealand wrote on 05 October 2021

Jane

A well maintained walkway and viewing platforms makes this an easy to enjoy experience. Plenty of picturesque moments- some with a hiss and a roar!

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From Craters Of The Moon Geothermal Walk - Taupo

Thank you for your positive comments. Hope you got some good photos.

alex07 from New Zealand wrote on 18 September 2021

Awesome

Best experience

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From Craters Of The Moon Geothermal Walk - Taupo

Thanks for visiting and great that you enjoyed the experience.

Natalie Cooper from New Zealand wrote on 21 August 2021

Mrs

Awesome experience lovely friendly staff

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From Craters Of The Moon Geothermal Walk - Taupo

Thank you for your comments, glad you enjoyed the walk.

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      Family 2 Adults + up to 4 Children

        *This option must be made together with another price type.
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